Press Releases

December 2, 2013

Educational publisher Audio-Forum® is pleased to announce the release of Spanish For Health Professionals and Spanish For Police and Firefighters, a set of book and audio courses covering practical Spanish for emergency responders. Designed for medical, emergency and law enforcement personnel, these courses teach both basic phrases and specialized terminology for use in assisting Spanish-speaking individuals in a variety of emergency and human-services situations.

Spanish For Health Professionals and Spanish For Police and Firefighters provide an extensive selection of practical questions and expressions specifically geared towards emergency, medical and public safety situations. Emergency service personnel, hospital personnel, medical technicians, physicians, nurses, police officers and firefighters who need to communicate with Spanish-speaking people will find these titles ideal for dealing with the complicated and nuanced terminology of their respective professions. In contrast, a general Spanish language course may only provide conversational support for travel, business or social situations. It often cannot provide first responders with the targeted Spanish-language skills they need in their unique jobs, where using the wrong word or phrase could create confusion and possibly lead to dangerous mistakes.

In addition to several hours of audio, each course offers a quick-reference book with a glossary that covers common terms, plus an introduction to basic Spanish pronunciation and grammar. Spanish for Health Professionals features vocabulary dealing with heart attacks, pregnancy, poisons, burns, wounds, fractures, parts of the body, patient information, medical history and more. Spanish for Police and Firefighters focuses on asking questions, conducting interviews, time and measurement, descriptions, first aid, weapons and tools, fires and fire prevention, automobiles and drunk driving, narcotics and drug slang, arrests and the Miranda law, police reports, auto theft, assault, burglary and missing persons reports. Each title provides essential Spanish words and phrases in a fast, focused format that makes it easy to confidently pick up critical foreign language skills.

Audio-Forum is one of the most trusted names in premium foreign language learning. It began as an audio-recording production house for the Foreign Service Institute and became the first publisher of FSI foreign language courses for the general public. For 40 years, Audio-Forum has offered more quality full-length foreign language-learning programs in more languages, providing professionally printed books, quality packaging, and a fantastic overall foreign language learning experience.

Spanish For Health Professionals and Spanish For Police and Firefighters are available in print and digital formats on AudioForum.com, an online store for premium language courses featuring both Audio-Forum foreign language courses and Selectsoft foreign language software. Audio-Forum and Selectsoft are divisions of MPS Multimedia Inc., a privately-held consumer software company in business since 1992 with offices based in San Mateo, CA. For over 20 years, Selectsoft has been dedicated to providing affordable, fun entertainment for the whole family.

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November 28, 2013

California-based family-friendly app developer Selectsoft is excited to announce ASL Sign Language Dictionary Deluxe, their newest language learning app for Android. Joining Selectsoft's top-selling education titles Learn American Sign Language and ASL Word Immersion, ASL Sign Language Dictionary Deluxe from Selectsoft combines video lessons and flash cards to quickly teach practical sign language skills. A dictionary and video phrasebook filled with over 7000 entries, ASL Sign Language Dictionary Deluxe makes it easy to learn, practice and repeat real ASL signs covering activities, the home, numbers, essentials and more.

ASL Sign Language Dictionary Deluxe features a simple interface that makes it easy and quick to browse entries. Along with a fast search function, users can choose to browse signs in 24 practical categories, including Activities, Clothes, Descriptors, Expressions, Food & Drink, People, Verbs, Work and more. In addition, a set of dedicated alphabet buttons makes it simple to jump to specific words. Users can easily look up videos with translations of ASL words and phrases or find common words for conversational support, and quickly swipe to load each video, then tap to play or pause. Two professional sign language interpreters clearly demonstrate each sign accompanied by text translations. Plus, while other dictionary apps might require additional downloads to access all their content, ASL Sign Language Dictionary Deluxe contains everything within the app, making it ideal for use on-the-go.

In addition to the dictionary and phrasebook features, ASL Sign Language Dictionary Deluxe is also great for review and learning. The flash card feature offers more opportunities to explore vocabulary and work on memorization and visual comprehension skills with video and text. Users can switch between English and ASL, view text translations and easily repeat videos. It's a great way for learners to quickly pick up American Sign Language essentials on their Android phone or tablet.

American Sign Language can be used to communicate with deaf friends, family, customers and co-workers, and also with babies and children before they learn to speak. ASL Sign Language Dictionary Deluxe makes it easy for learners of all ages and skill levels to immerse themselves in the essential words and phrases of this unique language. ASL Sign Language Dictionary Deluxe is part of Selectsoft’s ongoing line of educational language apps which includes the popular Play & Learn series for iOS, the top-selling Mac series Speak & Learn, and the Travel Talk language apps. ASL Sign Language Dictionary Deluxe combines broad content and easy functionality for a different approach to learning ASL, and is available now on the NOOK Color™ by Barnes & Noble and on the Amazon Appstore for Android phones and tablets.

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October 30, 2013

California-based developer Selectsoft, creator of Top 100 Education language learning app Play & Learn Spanish and Top 100 Travel app French Travel Talk, is pleased to announce the release of Italian in a Flash, a fast, easy-to-use phrasebook app for iOS and Android. Italian in a Flash makes it easy to start learning and practicing Italian, with over 700 everyday Italian words and phrases that cover 9 basic areas: Classroom, Home, Essentials, Food, Medical, Numbers, People, Shopping and Transportation. The app combines flash cards, audio, phrases and a quiz into a single convenient interface that offers users more opportunities to review vocabulary and work on listening and comprehension skills with text and audio.
Strong foreign language skills can benefit the brain and provide job advantages, and Italian in a Flash provides a simple way to start learning a new language while on-the-go. Travelers can use the audio to provide fast spoken translations of key phrases or look up common words. All the content is included in the app, eliminating the need for additional downloads. Students can practice in flash card or quiz mode, and test vocabulary with text or audio cues. Spoken audio can give the pronunciation for each word, while an audio English translation and text provide the meaning. The quizzes and flash cards can switch between showing English or Italian first to reinforce learning. It's an easy way for beginners to pick up vocabulary and a great refresher for more advanced learners.
With over 700 flash cards covering emergencies, eating out, shopping, meeting people and more, Italian in a Flash is filled with practical content. A clean interface makes it easy to browse through all of the entries in 35 subcategories, while the fast search function allows to finding and playback of specific words or phrases. Even the youngest users can easily swipe from word to word as they browse through the flash cards. As research continues to show the mental benefits of bilingual learning and the rising importance of foreign language skills to businesses and employers, Italian in a Flash provides a useful learning tool, phrasebook, language guide and study aide for people of all ages.
As an educational app developer, Selectsoft has long been committed to encouraging foreign language learning through technology. Italian in a Flash is part of Selectsoft’s ongoing line of foreign language apps for iOS, Android, Windows and Mac, which also includes the popular Play & Learn series, the top-selling series Speak & Learn, the Flash Card Fun language apps, Travel Talk apps, Audio-Forum and more. Italian in a Flash is available now for iPhone and iPad on the App Store in the Travel category.

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October 17, 2013

Selectsoft, a leading developer of family-friendly games, announces 101 Penguin Pets 3D for Nintendo 3DS™. There's nothing more fun than a pet penguin! Adopt a penguin, then show it how to breakdance, dress it up in hilarious clothes, play silly minigames and more, all in amazing 3D. With 101 Penguin Pets 3D, anyone can have their very own penguin friend to care for, teach, play with and love!

The fun never stops with over 101 penguin friends to groom, pamper, play with and love! 101 Penguin Pets 3D was developed in partnership with Teyon, and will be available through the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on October 17, 2013 for $4.99 (USD).

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September 30, 2013

Babies can learn to communicate using hand signs before they can speak, but parents need the right tools to teach their children. Now, California-based app developer Selectsoft is pleased to announce the release of Baby Sign Language Deluxe for iPhone, iPad and Android, providing a fast way for parents and caregivers to learn useful signs they can use with their children. Joining Selectsoft's top-selling iOS Education titles Learn American Sign Language and ASL Word Immersion on the App Store, Baby Sign Language Deluxe is an easy-to-use video phrasebook filled with over 800 everyday American Sign Language words and phrases. The new app from Selectsoft combines video lessons and flash cards to quickly teach practical sign language skills.

The key to successfully teaching a baby to sign is the consistent use of signing by parents and caregivers. Baby Sign Language Deluxe makes it easy to learn, practice and repeat real ASL signs covering actions, emotions, food and more. A universal app for tablets and phones, Baby Sign Language Deluxe features a simple interface that makes it easy and quick to browse through entries. Users swipe to load each video, then tap to play or pause. A professional sign language interpreter clearly demonstrates each sign with audio and text translations. In addition to the phrasebook and dictionary features, Baby Sign Language Deluxe also contains a flash card mode to reinforce learning. Users can review vocabulary and work on memorization with text and video, and even switch between showing the word first and showing the sign first to better target where they need the most practice.

Learning to sign is a way for babies to express ideas and needs that they are not yet able to communicate verbally, helping to avoid frustration on the part of parent and child. Baby Sign Language Deluxe is focused on the kind of fundamental vocabulary that babies use most, including animals, potty training, the body, clothing, feelings, food and more. Also, unlike other dictionary apps, Baby Sign Language Deluxe does not require additional downloads to access all its content, making it perfect for use on-the-go. Even with over 800 signs, Baby Sign Language Deluxe makes it simple for users to find exactly the word or phrase they need using a fast search function. Or, users can browse from the main menu through 25 basic categories: Activities, Potty Training, Animals, Body, Clothes, Colors, Descriptors, Emotions, Food, Greetings, Letters, Numbers, Time, Vehicles, Actions, Beginning Words, Essentials, Home, Kitchen, People, Places, Safety, School, Things and Weather.

Baby Sign Language Deluxe is available now for iPhone and iPad through the App Store in the Education category and on the NOOK Color™ by Barnes & Noble and the Amazon Appstore. Baby Sign Language Deluxe is the latest in Selectsoft's growing line of family-oriented educational apps, which includes Children's Picture Dictionary, Spanish Flash Card Fun, ABC Animal vs. Veggie, ABCs with Dally Dino and many more.

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September 25, 2013

In advance of the 2013 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in October, California-based independent game developer Selectsoft is pleased to announce the release of Gymnastics Girl, a new gymnastics-themed game for iOS and Android. Gymnastics Girl features easy tap controls, colorful visuals and addictive “runner” gameplay. Even non-gymnasts can have a chance at a gold medal by sprinting, flipping and spinning off mats, balance beams, trampolines and vaults. Warm, hand-drawn graphics and upbeat music invite players into the game, and players can customize their experience by choosing to play as their favorite Gymnastics Girl. Five different avatars are available, each with her own unique look.

With Gymnastics Girl, everyone can get into the gymnastics spirit as the World Championships commence in Belgium. This fun new mobile game combines a sprightly platformer mechanic with a bright, sporty theme, as players navigate an arena filled with four apparatus: floor mat, balance beam, trampoline and vault. Players run, flip and somersault over platform gaps and off apparatus, and see how far they can go before falling. Quick reflexes are needed to keep from tumbling over the edge. With each jump, players can grab gold stars along the way to boost their score and win enough points to capture a gold, silver or bronze medal. The easy tap controls are simple enough for even the youngest players to learn and make the game easy to pick up. However, players still need expert timing to score enough points to reach the top of the medal podium.

Gymnastics Girl is the latest addition to Selectsoft’s growing line of top-ranking casual games for iOS and Android, including Castle Clout, Super Swap!, Time Chronicles: The Missing Mona Lisa HD, and Solitaire Spin. Selectsoft is also the creator of such family-friendly games as Super Word Search!, Hidden Collection, Chicken Dynamo, and Here’s Talky Pete - The Talking Pony Horse. Gymnastics Girl is available now for iPhone and iPad through the App Store in the Games category and on Google Play, the NOOK Color™ by Barnes & Noble and on the Amazon Appstore.